It has come to my attention that Bloglines is closing shop on Oct. 1. If you use Bloglines as your blog reader you will have to find a new reader. Here is a step-by-step tutorial for bringing all your blogs from Bloglines into Google Reader. Are you ready?
You need to have a Google Account which you already have if your blog is in Google Blogger.
1) Sign out of your blog
2) Go to Google.com.
3) In the upper right hand corner of the Google screen you will see "Sign In". Click it.
4) Fill in the blanks. The email and password are the ones you use to sign into your blog
5) Now that you are signed in the screen looks just about normal except you will see your email addy up in the upper right hand corner.
6) Look in the upper left corner of the screen. If you do not see the word "Reader" then click on the word "More". If you still don't see it in the drop down menu click on "Even More" and you will be in the Google page of all the apps they offer. Look under "Communicate, Show & Share" and pick "Reader"
7) You will now have the "Reader" page.
8) At this point I want you to open another browser window/tab. If you do not know how to do this don't worry.
9) Go to your Bloglines account. From the "My Feeds" page, click "Edit Link" at the top of the left panel. There will be a link to export you subscriptions in OPML formal. Choose that, follow any steps it asks you to do. Remember where the OPML file is saved. (This is very important!)
10) Now go back into your Google Reader. (This is why I wanted you to open another tab because you can switch between the tabs easier and faster than typing in the URL.)
11) Look in the upper right hand corner. See the "Settings" option? Click it and then choose "Reader Settings"
12) Right now we are only concerned with the Import/Export . Click on it.
13) See where it wants you to browse for an OPML file? Click on "Browse" and find the OPML file that you exported from Bloglines.
14) Click on "upload"
15) Follow any suggestions.
16) When done you should have the same blogs in your Google Reader that you had in Bloglines.
17) You can make folders in Reader and move the blogs into folders. It is easy to add blogs by clicking on the Add Subscription at the top.
There you go. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.